Collaboration

Things That Suck!

We’ve run 2 staff meetings this year using an #edcamp format. They were very well-received, productive, successful, and provided instant feedback for staff and/or immediate classroom learning opportunities for kids. We changed things up a bit for our most recent…

Pointing To Your True North

     Instructionally savvy educators know that personalized learning is the heart of student success.  As schools strive to customize education through instructional design, technology efforts and professional learning, highly successful schools know that these initiatives in isolation are not nearly…

Leadership Attitude(s)

Originally published by Johnny Bevacqua on Figuring It Out   I have a style issue.  No, I’m not walking around wearing my 1980′s acid washed jeans or rugby pants…(oh the good old days…) The “style” issue I am referring to…

Innovation Takes Time

I started this school year by participating in Educator’s Innovation Day. The day was dedicated for educators to work individually or in groups on anything they wanted to work on around the theme of improving education. I spent the day…

Do Educators Actually DO Anything?

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I attended my first #EduCon this past weekend. I observed and participated in many great things: learning from educators who regularly take risks, sharing my experiences with others, and bonding with the 6 staff members who let me accompany them…

I Am Among Experts

I attended the Ohio ASCD Conference on Tuesday, January 16th and heard former State Superintendent, Stan Heffner, deliver a compelling keynote presentation. He shared the three main correlates of successful schools: instructional leadership, a positive school climate and culture, and frequent…

Collaboration in Schools

This is a cross post from my own blog. I have been doing quite a bit of reading and reflecting lately about collaboration in schools. There are many articles like this one that leave me scratching my head. What does…